Nothing happens without coffee. Stovetop espresso (brewed in an old moka-style pot from IKEA) with lots of milk, in my favorite cup (big, made of white Hungarian porcelain, found at Goodwill years ago).
Music is a necessity. Hard to work without it. Classical shuffle right now.
The box, after its long journey from Maastricht to Amsterdam to San Francisco to here.
The goodies inside. I actually huffed the amazing leather smell that emanated from the box. Is it better than the smell of freshly ground coffee? Maybe...
The set-up. Styling takes much longer than taking the actual pictures. Even though it's very simple, it's a lot of work to get it to look that simple, believe me.
Sad greyhound is sad because he doesn't get to come anywhere near the work. It's ok, he's napping on the couch in the other room. He'll get plenty of attention when I take a break.
Then it's here, to edit the photos, write up copy, post it to the website, make sure everything is present and correct.
Rinse and repeat. For many hours.
(photos taken on my iPad. Except for the photo of the iPad.)